Ohio State's Aaron Craft, left, and  Northwestern's Nikola Cerina reach for a rebound during the first half. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon)
Ohio State's Sam Thompson dunks against Northwestern during the first half. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon)
Ohio State's Lenzelle Smith Jr., right, works for a rebound against Northwestern's Kale Abrahamson during the first half. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon)
Northwestern's Tre Demps, right, goes up for a shot against Ohio State's Sam Thompson during the first half. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon)
Northwestern's Reggie Hearn, right, goes up for a shot against Ohio State's Trey McDonald during the first half. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon)
Ohio State's Deshaun Thomas, right, goes up for a shot against Northwestern's Kale Abrahamson during the first half. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon)
Ohio State coach Thad Matta. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon)
Northwestern coach Bill Carmody. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon)
Northwestern's Dave Sobolewski, right, tries to get around Ohio State's Aaron Craft during the second half. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon)